The Philippines hosted last 22 to 26 August the Regional Workshop for Planning of Waste Management Activities on East Asia ant the Pacific, with twelve foreign delegates and three local participants in attendance.

The Workshop was conducted under the framework of the IAEA interregional project on "Sustainabe Technologies for Managing Radioactive Waste", which is under the technical charge of Mr. Mohamed Al-Mughrabi. It provided a venue for addressing policy and operational issues concerning radioactive waste management, with special emphasis on managing sealed radioactive sources.

Representatives from Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand gave country presentations that highlighted the key issues they were facing, while also identifying priorities that they seek to be addressed in a potential regional project for the next cycle 2007-2008.

The Planning Workshop was chaired by Ms. Eulinia M. Valdezco, Chief of PNRI's Regulatory Division.